Monday, 18 February, 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Moves Ahead at HBO With Pilot Order

Jane Goldman George RR Martin ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Moves Ahead at HBO With Pilot Order
Stacy Diaz | 09 June, 2018, 04:32

The series will reportedly be set "thousands of years" before Game of Thrones, at the crucial moment in Westeros history known as the Age of Heroes (a period full of such great deeds that some Westerosi dismiss them as fairy tales), when numerous great houses of the kingdom were established, descends into "its darkest hour".

But HBO and Martin have said some of them may not even be set on Westeros, and that fans should not expect them to feature the same characters as Game of Thrones.

HBO has announced that Game of Thrones fans are about to learn about the "Horrifying secrets of Westeros's history".

The exact nature of the plot of each project has been kept under tight wraps, though Martin has previously made clear that each project is a prequel rather than a spinoff and that none of the current main cast of the series will be involved.

OK, ready to know what the buzzed-about prequel will be about?

Until now, HBO had remained tight-lipped on any details relating to any of the spin-offs, but today saw the company release the first logline for one of the series.

But fear not, as though creator George R.R. Martin is yet to finish the book series, a prequel show developed by himself and Kingsman writer Jane Goldman looks like it's going to get a pilot, with the smart money on a full season following close behind.

Goldman will be the showrunner.

"Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss aren't part of any of the spinoff projects. If one is the final number, then this pilot order may end up being the only Game of Thrones prequel series we'll get. In January, president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline the network could approve "anywhere from zero to five" of them, but "probably more likely around one". However, it seems logical that it will begin either during or after the premiere of the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones, which will be sometime in 2019.